Risk Assessment

How to identify hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

The key element to health and safety is risk assessment. Health and safety policies are underpinned by risk assessments – these are the backbone of any Health and Safety system.

There are five steps to Risk Assessing which are as follows:

Step 1 – Identify the hazards

Step 2 – Decide who might be harmed and how

Step 3 – Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions

Step 4 – Record your findings and implement them

Step 5 – Review your assessment and update if necessary

Every organisation should have a Register of Risk Assessments covering all aspects of their work. Compiling a Register of Risk Assessments is an ongoing process which requires monitoring and review. It has to be kept “live”. If you get this right, you can be secure in the knowledge that you are doing all you can to ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes into contact with your business.

We can assist you in identifying all the hazards associated with your work, and design risk assessment forms which suit your organisation’s needs as we do not believe in the “one size fits all” approach. We can train you and/or your competent person to conduct regular risk assessments for your business to keep your business compliant.


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